Habitual Present Walter Scott
In Yokohama, Home Depot is called Sekichu. Selling sheets of wood and plexiglass, it’s your responsibility to make your own surfaces — tables, temples, places to eat, places to pray; those decisions are left to you.
Habitual Present at 8eleven is another chapter in a continuing, untitled narrative that has taken the form of comics, sculpture, performance, and watching Paramore videos from a mattress on the floor. Situated between an habitual, relentless somatic viscerality and a semi-fictional auto-biography is the desire to embody both, to be present somewhere, and for that to be okay.
Text by Walter Kaheróton Scott and Danielle St-Amour
About the Artist
Walter Scott is an artist from Montréal. His work has been exhibited across Canada and his publication Wendy has been serialized on Random House Canada’s literary digital magazine Hazlitt. Recent exhibitions include Mood Valleys, Shudder Gallery, Vancouver, 2012; Joan Dark, The Western Front, Vancouver, 2014; Tragedy Plus Time, Dunlop Gallery, Regina, 2014; and Fictive Communities, Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama, 2014.
Documentation by Yuula Benivolski